Blair Braverman @BlairBraverman Dogsledder. Author. Adventurer. If you like these tweets, you'll love WELCOME TO THE GODDAMN ICE CUBE (@eccobooks). Dec. 30, 2018 1 min read

Excuse me, but did you know about sled dog leggings?

I took the snowmobile to Cantwell to pick up some supplies (dog food and fuel) and ran into Paige Drobny, who runs Squid Acres Kennels and is training for this year’s Yukon Quest.

I’ve seen dog leggings before, but I wasn’t sure what they were for, so Paige explained.

Apparently, in certain snow conditions, certain dogs can get ice clumps stuck to the fur on the back of their ankles. It’s uncomfortable for the pup and can sometimes pull out hairs. The leggings protect the pups’ ankles and keep that from happening.

Also, this dog’s name is Uncle Jesse. Now you know.

I think he mainly didn’t like the strange lady sticking a camera phone in his face tbh

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